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Care home plans must be approved

THE company behind plans to turn a house into a care home for troubled young people has been told it needs to apply for formal planning permission. Horizon Care had hoped to convince council officials that the house in Gainsborough Drive, Beltinge, could be lawfully used without needing approval. But planning officers at Canterbury City Council refused to grant a …

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Residents ‘in tears’ as care home shut down

Eight residents aged 25 to 80 were left in tears when their care home was suddenly closed forcing them into temporary accommodation. Officials from the Care Quality Commission made a shock decision to shut Sea View Lodge in Central Parade, Herne Bay, amid allegations of neglect and abuse. A court order was made at Canterbury Magistrates' Court and the home's registration was cancelled with immediate effect on Wednesday, meaning the eight residents were moved out by Kent County Council staff.

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